The next best thing to sunflowers in a vase, are spent ones laying outside for the birds. They're still so lovely! I'm looking forward to tomorrow when our little farm across the road is open and I can get some more. Way too much shade here for them to grow.
Ava's Hooking Project
Grandchildren are visiting, and that means activities. Our little Ava finally finished her rug hooked puppy dog. She worked so diligently on this. I think she did a really nice job!
Rides In The Convertible Bug
Ava and I have also spent lots of time driving around with the top down (or hood, as she calls it) and AC blasting. She likes to go where there's lots of people out and about and wave to them as though we're in some kind of parade. So much fun!
Indoor Fiber Art
Hot days bring me inside to work on more shawls. Already preparing for fall and holiday bizarres. I've started adding extra long sari silk in with the fringe and each shawl has one embellishment. This one is now Janet's, but adorned with a small piece of patina brass.
I really love this turquoise shawl, which is a nice cotton/silk blend.
On all the others I've added one or two rough cut mineral stones. Small and subtle. This one has a bit of aqua aura and rose quartz.
The one below has a cool chunk of smokey quartz added to the fringe.
I love the idea of one added stone or embellishment as sort of a "happy surprise" to each shawl. Not enough to become too hippy or clanky, but you know it's there.
Need to get out and hit the flower garden. I've worked so hard on it this year, and am proud that I still have quite a bit of color using only perennials with not much sun time. Maybe two to three hours a day of it. Discovering new flowering plants through the Master Gardener program, and knowledgeable friends.